All eyes will be on the Lucas Moripe Stadium as the Tshwane derby takes place on Wednesday. Can Supersport United fire their way to the top of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) table, or will it be business as usual for Mamelodi Sundowns?
Supersport United vs Mamelodi Sundowns probable lineups
Here's how we think these teams will line up for this mouthwatering clash:
Goalkeeper: Ricardo Goss.
Defenders: Kegan Johannes, Siyanda Xulu, Abdulrazack Hamza, Ronald Pfumbidzai.
Midfielders: Shandre Campbell, Jesse Donn, Risen Albert.
Strikers: Rasebotja Selaelo, Bradley Grobler, God’spower Ighodaro.
Goalkeeper: Ronwen Williams.
Defenders: Khuliso Mudau, De Reuk, Mosa Lebusa, Terrence Mashego.
Midfielders: Neo Maema, Marcelo Allende, Sphelele Mkhulise.
Strikers: Peter Shalulile, Lucas Ribeiro, Thapelo Morena.
Supersport United vs Mamelodi Sundowns confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Supersport United vs Mamelodi Sundowns predictions
It's important to point out that this is a second versus third clash; and whoever wins will lead the PSL standings at the end of this game. That said, these are our picks for this match:
Prediction 1: Mamelodi Sundowns to win
To be fair, Supersport United have been one of the best teams in the PSL this season. They have seven wins in 12 league games so far, with two draws and three losses.
However, it's worth mentioning that Gavin Hunt's men are coming off back-to-back losses, and have no wins in their last three games.
On the other hand, while Mamelodi Sundowns are second on the table, they've had a perfect record in the league this season. This is because Masandawana played fewer games than every other team in the Premier Soccer League.
Rhulani Mokwena's side have eight wins in as many league matches this season. They've also dominated Supersport United in recent years, losing just once in the last nine skirmishes between these teams. All things considered, the visitors should win.
Prediction 2: One team will fail to score
Supersport United and Mamelodi Sundowns have squared off against each other on many occasions, and their recent meetings have been one-sided when it comes to goals. As a matter of fact, Supersport United did not score in three of the last four clashes between these outfits.
In the same vein, Masandawana kept six clean sheets in their last seven matches across all competitions; and for this reason, we shouldn't expect goals at both ends.
Prediction 3: Under 2.5 total goals
Our last Supersport United vs Mamelodi Sundowns prediction is on the over/under goals market. We've already established that Masandawana did not concede in six of their last seven matches. It may also interest you to know that they allowed just three goals in eight league games so far.
Due to their solid defense, the Sundowns saw five of their last seven matches go below the 2.5 goal threshold. Keeping in mind that three of the last four clashes between these sides featured less than three goals, this will likely be a low-scoring affair.
Terrence and the team are ready for tomorrow's #TshwaneDerby! 🙌
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) November 28, 2023
Supersport United vs Mamelodi Sundowns live stream
Fans who reside in South Africa can catch all the action live on Supersport channel 202.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 months ago